Category: Teacher Certification


Why Notebooks?

By Patricia Tector, past Director of Judges’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2008. Some of our certification programs have the requirement that we develop a notebook of materials that are relevant to the area…

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Creativity: Thoughts About The Design Process

By Inez Giles This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2007. Following the assignment directions for my color and, for the most part, for my design class assignments has always been easy for me. As long…

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Why Get Certified?

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2007. Click here to see the original publication. Recently there has been a rather lengthy discussion on the ANG chat list regarding teachers’ certification. Many comments shed more…

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Honors

By Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2007. Click here to see the original publication. When we join a NAN program, for one certification or another, we never know where it can lead. Obviously, having NAN certification…

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Creative Block–What is it, and How Do I Get Past It?

By Gail SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2006. Click here to see the original publication. All creative people experience a time when they just cannot come up with any ideas for their next project, be it…

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We May Have To Make A Substitution

by Gail Carolyn SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in autumn 2005. Click here to see the original publication. Needlework teachers put so much effort into the designing and preparation of their classes.  One of the worst events in the…

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You Can Say That Again

by Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2004. Click here to see the original publication. What do Cole Porter, Van Gogh, Dr. Seuss, Mondrian, Jane Austen, Mozart, and The Beatles have in common? Of course, they were…

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What Not To Do

By Gail Carolyn SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2003. A local writer in the Detroit Free Press said in her column recently that she considers only two professions to be noble: farming and teaching. Since…

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Creativity

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2003. I recently completed a research project and, in the process, discovered some very interesting books and information. Much of the following article is gleaned from a book…

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The Spirit of Teaching (A Journey)

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2002.  Breath, soul, life, distinguished as apart from the body. The motivating, the thinking, conscious thought. Enthusiasm, mind, intelligence, a divine animating influence or inspiration. These are the definitions…

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